18 Mar 2009

Scotland's oldest international Henderson dies aged 101

6:18 am on 18 March 2009

Scotland's oldest former Test rugby union player Mac Henderson, has died at the age of 101.

James McLaren Henderson, known as Mac, enjoyed a 100 per cent winning record as a Test player while winning three caps in the back five of the Scotland pack against Wales, England and Ireland in 1933.

Henderson, who farmed in East Lothian and also in New Zealand, was the first of Scotland's 1013 internationals to become a centenarian,

As recently as November, he was back at Murrayfield with members of his family to meet players from both the Scotland and New Zealand teams.